Monday, February 21, 2011

1st Crusader's Challenge

Rachael Harrie at Rach Writes has given us Crusaders a challenge. In 300 words or less, we must tell:
“• one secret
• one lie
• one interesting quirk
• one annoying habit
• one of your best character traits, and
• one of your favourite things in the whole world.
The post can be in any format, including poetry (for those poets among us), but must include the random words, “bloviate,” “fuliguline,” “rabbit,” and “blade” (tee hee).”

Obviously this is how Rach gets her sick kicks! Lol!

The Night of the Were Rabbit
Duhn, duhn duuuh

I really hate to bloviate but I, Amanda M. Milner, talk to animals. In high school I was a member of the FFA -Future Farmers of America-though I just joined for the animals. I never did any farming. I had two roosters, a goat, a lamb, a cow, a fuliguline and of course dogs, cats and rats.
My best friend had a rabbit-a fancy, flop eared kind. She entered it into the county fair & desperately wanted me to show a rabbit with her. Oddly, my parents weren’t down with me getting a rabbit.
No problem. I talk to animals. I could get one of the wild ones down by the dam. So by the dim light of the setting September sun we snuck onto the grounds and within minutes I had me a plump brown rabbit. The same night a thunder storm shook our house & I heard strange noises coming from the bunny enclosure. What I saw in the flash of lightening disturbed me greatly. Blood glistened on the bunny’s white whiskers. And around the cage were small fluffy balls, miniature rabbits.
My heart raced.
Food & water after midnight.
Bright light…Oh My Gawd! The lightening!
It’s a Were Rabbit!!
Maternal instinct kicked in, I couldn’t leave the surviving little guys in there with that thing. They looked too much like babies. I took a deep breath & opened the cage door. I grabbed the 1st one without a problem. But when I went for the next one crimson teeth flashed and sliced into my arm like a blade. Talking to her didn’t help. She wasn’t an animal, she was a monster. And she had just infected me. Now, when the harvest moon rises, an urge so powerful overwhelms me.
Carrots, potatoes, radishes.
I hunger for them.
Preferably in stew form.
So, if in the orange glow of the Harvest Moon you hear the death cries of root vegetables, you might suspect a Were Rabbit is near.
Or it might be me.
~So, one of these fun facts is actually a lie. Can you guess which one it is? I bet you're wrong. ;)

*Super Creepy Bunny


  1. I'm in group 10 with you!

    I like this story. The picture looks like a character I could use in my annual haunted house. Great job!

  2. Wow, looks like you really had fun with this one! I wouldn't dare hazard a guess...

  3. Heehee, Yea, I think it's going to give me nightmares! Lol!

  4. That is one scary looking bunny. I'm going to guess the rabbit didn't bite you as the lie.

  5. The lie? Definitely the baby bunnies because I know for a fact that you're a were-rabbit! That's a fun story, btw, and well written ^.^

    I haven't gotten to my first challenge yet :/ I'm at home with two sick kids and I'm not feeling so good myself.

    Anyway! Don't mean to dampen the post! Squeeee, we're in the same Crusader Group!

  6. Absolutely love this post - very creative. That picture is going to give me nightmares! I'm in your beginner blogger group - hoperfully we can learn from each other and the more experienced bloggers on the crusade.

    And in terms of the lie, I'm guessing there's no such thing as a were-rabbit?? Please tell me there isn't!

  7. Oh, wow. That photo is really creepy! Hmmm...I'm gonna guess you weren't in the FFA?

    Nice to meet you, Amanda!

  8. Hi - I'm going to echo the sentiment of the others, that picture is creepy. I just hope I can forget it before I go to sleep tonight. This story was so creative! I loved it. Your lie is crafty, I don't think you picked up a wild bunny and brought it home - which means your parents were fine with you having a rabbit.

  9. That picture is terrifying! I have no idea what the lie is. You really hate vegetables?

  10. Super entertaining! That photo is creeptastic :)

  11. That's hilarious! Was there really blood and miniature rabbits? ;)

  12. Great and entertaining story. The fib must be the bite!

  13. Gremlins meets a bunny hutch???


  14. Your whole post sounds like a humdinger of a lie. Death cries of root vegetables...funny line! Where'd you get that scary creature. Ugleeeee!

  15. I SWEAR I've seen that exact rabbit in a movie. IT, maybe?

    Anyhow, I guess the lie is the bite. :)

  16. I think the lie is grabbing a wild rabbit. Great post!

    Though, FFA doesn't stand for Future Farmers of America anymore :/ They took away that cause it does more than just farming.

  17. That picture is very disturbing!

    I'm going to guess you didn't own a cow.

  18. That picture... man oh man.

    Hey! *hugs and love* So glad to see/talk/blog with you again! I miss everyone u_u but Rache's crusade gives me a chance to touch bases with all the vocalists again, so please.

    Okay, lie guessing. I'm going to say... your parents not getting you a rabbit. If they got all of those other creatures, a bunny doesn't seem like such trouble! Even if it is Bunnicula's second cousin.

  19. I love this and I like you're blog layout. :)
    Hello you, can't wait to read your posts.

  20. I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you.

  21. @Sari~ I know! I kind of wish I didn't put him up there! Lol!
    @Tessa~ Lol! You know me too well! I hope all of you feel better soon. I swear everyone I know is sick right now:P And yay! I'm so glad we're in the same group. ☺
    @Cally~ Thank you! It's such a creepy picture. Why did I post it?! Lol! And yes, definitely, I'm such a newbie. ;-)
    @Lis~ It really is. It's good to meet you too! ☺
    @Kari~ I'm starting to dread getting on my blog because of that pic! Lol! Thank you, I like the idea of being a crafty liar! haha! I mean for this post of course. ;)
    @Meredith~ It truly is! Lol! I'd be a terrible vegetarian if that was true. ;)
    @Jess~ Thank you! And yes it is!
    @Michelle~ Thank you☺ The rabbit did go cannibalistic on me. Lol!
    @Ann~ Thank you! She was not a friendly bunny;)
    @Brian~ Lol! Yep! I'm glad you brought that up! I was fearing no one had got that reference! Lol!
    @J.L.~ Lol! I'm sure it does! Logic never came naturally me, every experience was an adventure. Lol! I put a link to where I found it online-It is very ugleeee! Lol!
    @Cleveland~ OMG! It does look like a bunny version of IT!! *shudders* I put a link at the end of my post to where I found it. I just Googled "scary rabbit" Lol!
    @Devin~ Thank you. ☺ I didn't know they changed it. I've been out of high school awhile. ;)Does it stand for something else now?
    @Susan~ Yes, very! Lol! Of all the things in the story you picked- Love It! Haha!
    @Tangyt~ Hi El! Long time☺ I took a break from writing for awhile there because of a very persistent headache. The Crusade has been a great way to jump back on the bandwagon.
    LOVE Bunnicula!!
    @ProjectFraeya~ Hi there! Lol! No guesses for me? ;) Thank you, I kind of want to wallpaper my room like this now. Ha ha!

  22. Hello fellow crusader! I am a tad bit late, the whole house has been sick all week. So, I just thought I would pop in and just say Hi! :D

    I loved reading this! Thanks for sharing. Loved the reference to Gremlins, hehe! :D I bet your parents got you a rabbit with the zoo you already had!

  23. Have you seen Wallace and Gromit's Curse of the Were-Rabbit? Your entry brought back fond memories of it.

    I have no idea what your lie is, but the story was fabulous.

  24. Hello fellow crusader and group bud. Great job with the post. Sorry I'm late to the party, it was winter break. All kids were home. :)

  25. @lady Jai~ Oh I hear you! It seems like just when we think we are over a cold a tummy bug comes around! So no worries, I'm still trying to play catch up! Lol! Oh good, you caught my reference too. ☺ Yay!
    @Lisa~ I have! In fact I've seen it probably four times in the past few months with my little cousin so when I saw the word rabbit, Were Rabbit immediately came to mind! Lol!
    @Ciara~ Ah, yes, it is quite difficult to get anything done with a house full of kids!

  26. Hello again. I gave you an award, you can pick it up here: http://vbtremper.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/award-thursday/

  27. Hello from a fellow Crusader and a Challenge judge! Just to let you know you have been shortlisted in my top 5!

    P.S.: I dressed up as a Zombie Bunny once for Halloween! :)

  28. And here's a second post to say you're my top 2 finalist, and I'll be passing your entry on to Rachael! Congratulations!

  29. Are you sure there's just one lie in there, and all the rest is TRUE? I'm very afraid.

    If you've never seen the Wallace and Grommit claymation special, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit you should definitely make it a must-watch!

  30. HAHA! This was great! I'll bet you don't like radishes.

    I gave you an award on my blog, fellow group-ten-ner!


  31. I'm guessing that you didn't own rats. Great post and love the scary picture.

  32. I'm so happy to see that someone else also made up a story to describe themselves (lol)

    Nice to meet you Amanda. Thanks for following me.


  33. I like your Challenge post. Very creepy! Is your lie the fact that the rabbit never bit you (although they can be really feisty when they want to be!)? Thanks for letting me know about the challenge results so far. Good luck to all!

  34. I absolutely believe in the were-rabbit. I'm thinking that you didn't have the sea ducks as pets. BTW, that's one freaky rabbit pic. If I'd seen it last night, I would've had nightmares.

  35. Wow. You did an awesome job, Amanda. I don't think you had a fuliguline, since that's one of our weird words. I believe the FFA, though. :-)

  36. That picture is super creepy. Great job, I can't guess the lie!